Book Review: The Transforming Power of the Gospel

Many think the Gospel is this: the “Good News” of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus so that we can go to heaven. That is certainly part of the gospel. But what about that transforms us?

Jerry Bridges devotes a whole book to addressing that question. The Gospel doesn’t start and end with heaven. The goal of God was not to save us from hell, although He does do that. The goal of God in sending Jesus was to reconcile us back to Himself. And then to give us Jesus-power to live the Christian life, for Him, and for all to see, that others may know Him and be reconciled back to Him as well.

This Gospel isn’t just for unbelievers. It is for Christians. We need a higher and better concept and grasp of the Grace of God. Jerry Bridges will practically help you see yourself for who you really are and by contrast, see God for whom He really is.

Read this book and see what a daily embracing of the Gospel looks like. See how spiritual disciplines will move you deeper and closer in your relationship to the Gospel and to Christ Himself. See how we are responsible to live out the commands of Jesus, while at the same time depending “on the Holy Spirit to both do His own work and enable us through His power to do the work we must do.”

Rating: B+
Definitely Worth Reading
 

Title: The Transforming Power of the Gospel
Author: Jerry Bridges
Length: 192 pages
Genre: Spiritual Life

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